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HVC co-arranges international conference on German-Jewish Migration to Sweden, Uppsala 5-7 November. See details. 

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The Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. More

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On Ukraine and Tibet in the new issue of Multiethnica, June 2014

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The return of the South Sámi language in Sweden. New project report

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HVC in collaboration for Swedish UNESCO centre for transboundary water cooperation

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The conference on moving borders in Nordic literatures 11-13 September 2014

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Historian Jan Selling on the place of the Roma in the memory of the Holocaust

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The international Antiziganism conference 23–25 October 2013

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    Assimilation beyond the State: Gerald Roche receives three-year funding to study the "double exposure" of Tibet's linguistic minorities

    2014-10-22

    The Swedish research foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has granted PhD Gerald Roche funding for his project Assimilation beyond the State: The Double Exposure of Tibet's Linguistic Minorities.

    The aim of Dr. Gerald Roche's project is to investigate what happens when political states and ethnic nations conduct simultaneous assimilation projects on one minority population. Whereas current theories of assimilation focus on the state, in an increasingly interconnected world, minority populations are now frequently subject to multiple homogenizing forces. There are no theoretical models that adequately address this issue. This project will fill this theoretical gap through an empirical study of the assimilation of Tibet's linguistic minorities. The theoretical model thus developed will be of relevance to other situations where minorities are exposed to multiple assimilationist pressures. The project's theoretical model adjusts O'Brien and Leichenko's (2000) concept of double exposure, originally created as a framework for analyzing the simultaneous impacts of climate change and economic globalization. This study will examine the double exposure of a linguistic minority group on the Tibetan Plateau to state-sponsored modernization and Tibetan ethno-nationalism. The research project aims to investigate the discourses and ideologies behind these modernization and nationalist projects, and describe the experience and outcomes of intersecting modernizing and nationalist projects on a linguistic minority community on the Tibetan Plateau. Research will combine textual discourse analysis with ethnographic fieldwork.

    Gerald Roche is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre.   

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    Assimilation beyond the State: Gerald Roche receives three-year funding to study the "double exposure" of Tibet's linguistic minorities

    2014-10-22

    The Swedish research foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has granted PhD Gerald Roche funding for his project Assimilation beyond the State: The Double Exposure of Tibet's Linguistic Minorities. ...

    The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions

    2014-06-02

    On 2–3 June the Hugo Valentin Centre organised the workshop “The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions”. The objective was to form a group of international scholars with the capacity to present and discuss research within this area. ...

    Vårens sista föredrag i seminarieserien i Gottsunda

    2014-05-15

    Prof. Irene Molina avslutar HVC:s seminarieserie i Gottsunda...

    Symposium om samisk forskning 28–29 april

    2014-04-28

    Föreningen och forskningsnätverket Uppsam, som verkar för samiskrelaterad forskning i Uppsala, arrangerar ett vårsymposium i Uppsala den 28–29 april....

    Vitboken bör följas av oberoende granskning menar forskare

    2014-03-28

    I tisdags presenterade regeringen sin vitbok om svenska statens övergrepp mot romer och resande under 1900-talet. Däremot har regeringen hittills avvisat en oberoende parlamentarisk sanningskommission, som var rekommendationen från Delegationen för romska frågor och dessutom har förespråkats av bland andra historikern Jan Selling, forskare vid Hugo Valentin-centrum....

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    Welcome to the Hugo Valentin Centre

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is an inter-disciplinary forum at Uppsala University with research as its prime task. Research is carried out within two prioritized areas: on the one hand phenomena and processes related to the ethnic dimension in human life, on the other hand genocide and severe crimes against human rights. To these subject fields belong minority studies and Holocaust and genocide studies as well as related and adjacent subjects where the Centre has a marked specialisation. Culture, language, history and religion are natural points of departure for the Centre's work...  Read more 

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    2014-03-07

    Beyond “Good and Bad”:
    A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era


    The Twelfth Annual Hugo Valentin Lecture was given by Professor Dan Michman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. The evening was opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg and Associate Professor Paul A. Levine, who introduced Michman. 

    Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and one of Israel’s most prominent Holocaust historians. He is also director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute of Holocaust Research, Jerusalem. His most recent monographic work is the influential The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

    Michman lectured on the infamous Jewish Councils, Judenräte – the imposed governing bodies of Jewish ghettos and communities under German rule. The lecture took place in a full Auditorium Minus, Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala yesterday, Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

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    • Deland, M. (2014). Gemenskap och livskvalitet. I Ann Pålsson (red.) Stockholms byggnadskultur . More information
    • Deland, M., Minkenberg, M., Mays, C. (2014). Introduction. I Mats Deland, Michael Minkenberg and Christin Mays (red.) In the Tracks of Breivik, . 9-18 More information
    • Deland, M., Minkenberg, M., Mays, C. (2014). In the Tracks of Breivik: Far Right Networks in Northern and Eastern Europe. More information
    • Kostic, R. (2014). Transnational think tanks: foot soldiers in the battlefield of ideas?: Examining the role of the ICG in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2000-01. Third World Quarterly, London: Taylor & Francis Group. 35(4): 634-65 DOI More information
    • Gärdebo, J., Öhman, M., Maruyama, H. (2014). Re: Mindings: Co-Constituting Indigenous, Academic, Artistic Knowledges. More information
    • Deland, M. (2014). De intellektuella bakom Sverigedemokraternas ideologi. I Madeleine Axelsson och Kristian Borg (red.) Sverigedemokraternas svarta bok, . 145-170 More information
    • Bruchfeld, S. (2014). "Sometimes I just don't want to go on...": Navigating Personal and Collective Time and Space in Researching and Remembering Genocides. I Ivana Maček (red.) Engaging Violence London: Routledge. More information
    • Roche, G. (2014). Flows and Frontiers: Landscape and Cultural Dynamics on the Northeast Tibetan Plateau. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 15(1): 1-25 DOI More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Judiska invandrare i Sverige under första världskriget: Fyra fallstudier. I Carl Henrik Carlsson (red.) Första världskriget i svenska arkiv. Stockholm: Riksarkivet. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Judemissionärer och proselyter. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. Accepted. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Fem tysk-judiska musikeröden i Sverige i skuggan av nazismen. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. Accepted. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). Att få bli en riktig svensk: Invandringspolitik, utlänningskontroll och medborgarskap kring tiden för första världskriget. I Bengt Nilson (red.) Historielärarnas förenings årsskrift 2014, Stockholm: Historielärarnas förening. 109-128 More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2014). När Göteborg var centrum. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening Stockholm: Judiska museet. More information